For those who enjoy the music of Mick ‘n’ Keith—a.k.a. The Rolling Stones—but aren’t able to catch ‘em in the flesh, tribute bands can help fill that void, like Hollywood Stones. The Rock the Village concert series starts this week, happening every Thursday through Aug. 25, in front of University Village’s Juice It Up.
Thurs, July 21, 6PM. University Village, 1201 University Ave., Riverside, (714) 956-3411; www.universityvillageriverside.com.
We’ve described local multi-instrumentalist and composer C.G. Ryche as a “one-man percussion sensation” and we’re not kidding. Ryche, who has had his headlining concerts featured on local PBS affiliate KVCR, puts on a thrilling live set, drumming his way through instrumentation that hails from Cuban, Brazilian, Japanese, West African and American cultures.
Fri, 6:30PM. Lake Arrowhead Village, 28200 Hwy. 189, Lake Arrowhead, (909) 337-2533; www.lakearrowheadvillage.com.
NO COME DOWN
Outernational presents a new club night No Come Down featuring Goddollars, Geisha Twins, The Morose Project and Duda. Headliner Goddollars made a name in the Los Angeles scene by way of his own party night called A Club Called Rhonda. Goddollars’ monthly event is held at Los Angeles’ El Cid, and has recently gone on a U.S. Tour.
Sat, 9PM. Coyote Lounge at Pomona Valley Mining Company, 1777 Gillette Rd., Pomona, (909) 623-1515; www.facebook.com/lounge.coyote.
BYE BYE BIRDIE
Swing back to the ’50s with this classic rock ‘n’ roll-based musical founded on the concept of Elvis Presley’s draft notice. How will massive rock star Conrad Birdie say goodbye to his fans before he goes off to join the military? Presented by the Chino Community Young Adult Theatre. Directed by Christopher Diehl.
Thru July 31. Chino Community Theatre, 13123 7th St., Chino, (909) 590-1149; www.chinocommunitytheatre.org.
BRIAN LYNN JONES & THE MISFIT COWBOYS
Marquee 15 is a new live music venue/dinner theater launching this weekend. Helping kick off the location’s inaugural week is a gig by Brian Lynn Jones and the Misfit Cowboys, who are self described as “rock ‘n’ tonk.” If you love traditional country topped with a rock vibe, here’s the perfect fix.
Mon, 9PM. $10. Marquee 15, 9022 Pulsar Ct. #H, Corona, (951) 200-4465; www.marquee15.com.
Psychobilly veterans The Nekromantix will be kicking off what’s scheduled to be a two-month national tour around the country supporting their forthcoming eighth album release via Hellcat, the intriguingly-dubbed “What Happens in Hell, Stays in Hell.” Frontman Kim Nekroman’s thumping coffin bass lines have been propelling the trio for well over 20 years! Also featuring The Brains.
Tues, 7PM. $14. Victorville Event Center, 15520 7th St., Victorville; www.victorvilleeventcenter.com.
One of smallest towns in Texas, Tuna (yes, that’s the name) really is a tiny fish in a big pond. And in this comedy by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard and Joe Sears, the Off-Broadway hit finds us getting introduced to several of the town’s residents, with all their quirks and personalities. Presented by the Redlands Theatre Festival.
Thru Aug. 16. Prospect Park, 1352 Prospect Dr., Redlands, (909) 792-0562; www.rtfseason.org.